April 2, 2009
My overall impression of the play was that it seemed very dark and meaningless.
There was nothing but physical and mental abuse all the way through this play. Woyzeck portrayed his role very distinctly yet I thought that Marie was one of the superior actors of this play. In addition, the troubled look that Woyzeck carried throughout the play made it much more realistic and believable. Furthermore, I thought that the production was one of the better aspects of this play; the costumes and set were quite interesting as well as the props that they used. I personally thought that the way these actors used the props on the set made a great transition to every scene. Also, I was not a huge fan of the music that was being played during certain scenes, I am not sure if this was the directors choice or this music that came along with the play.
Before attending the play, I took into consideration of searching for information on this play to receive a better visualization of what I might be looking forward to. I think that the director has represented this play more so as a fairy-tale vision, almost like it is unreal. In this modern American theatre the director used the devices such as the lighting and projected images that definitely brought the play more to life. Giving the audience images provide the viewers an understanding of what is going on as well leaving us in suspense as to what might happen next. Although there were other devices used, such as: the animal masks as conventions as well as the live pianist and recorded music; I feel as if the images played the most significant role when it comes to bringing the play into life.
This actually reminded me of “The Immigrant” and how they projected the images on the wall as well.
After doing some research I learned that Georg Buchner was a German playwright that was born on October 17, 1813 and deceased on February 17, 1837. This man...